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Funny, but with real problems.
on July 12, 2009
Won't way in on the racial stuff, its light hearted and fun, I don't see a thing wrong with it.
Anyway, the product itself has one major shortcoming, and it has to do with the way the piece itself is designed. All of Obama's "hair" is on the top part of the chia pet, with a rather large amount of neck and base that you do nothing with.
The issue is that by the nature of the clay, it constantly sweats and loses water. But, if you have used a chia pet before, you know this already. The problem comes in that the hair goes all the way to the top, and if you don't water this thing almost hourly, the top will simply not stay wet enough for the seeds to grow.
Mine ended up looking like Larry off of the three stooges.